Beef Varattiyathu | Kerala Style Beef ularthiyathu recipe

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 35m

Beef Varattiyathu | Kerala Style Beef fry

SPicy and flavorful Kerala Beef varattiyathu recipe

Beef varattiyathu is a traditional recipe of Kerala cuisine. It is a spicy and flavorful side dish serve with plain rice,ghee rice,idiyappam or appam. Beef will taste more delicious when it is slow cooked. Compared to normal beef roast recipes what makes this beef varattiyathu so special is we fry the cooked beef with shallots, chopped coconuts,curry leaves and green chillies in low flame around 20 minutes. Chopped coconut is an important ingredient in this recipe. It gives a crunchy feel to beef varattiyathu. In this recipe first I cooked the beef with all spices and then fried with shallots mix which helps to get more flavor to the beef. Tomatoes are not required in this recipe but if you want at last you can add some chopped tomatoes. I have already tried some delicious beef recipes. Hope you all will like this recipes.


How to make Beef Varattiyathu


1/2 kg of Beef
1/4 kg of of sliced shallots
3 tbsp. of Ginger garlic paste
10 cloves of sliced garlic
10 no of sliced green chillies
2 tbsp of sliced ginger
1 cup of finely chopped coconut(half of one coconut)
2 spn. of Chilli powder
1 1/2 spn. of Coriander powder
1 spn. of Turmeric powder
1 spn. of Garam masala
1 tbsp. of Oil
4 springs of Curry leaves
Salt as required


Step 01

Marinate beef with ginger garlic paste,1 S of chilli powder,1 S of coriander powder,1/2 S of turmeric powder,1/2 of garam masala,1/2 S of oil,salt and 10 curry leaves. Mix well with hands. Keep aside for 1 min.

Step 02

Pressure cook beef(9 whistle in low flame).

Step 03

Heat oil in a pan. Add green chillies,chopped coconut, shallots,garlic,ginger and curry leaves. Fry well for 5 minutes in medium flame. Add salt and mix well.

Step 04

Add cooked beef. Fry for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Step 05

Add remaining spices(1 S of chilli powder,1/2 S of turmeric powder,1/2 S of coriander powder and 1/2 of garam masala) and salt if needed. Add 2 tbsp of oil and mix well. Cook for 10 minutes in low flame. Stir frequently.

Step 06

Switch off the flame and add some more curry leaves. Cover the lid and serve after five minutes. Garnish with chopped onion and tomatoes while serving for a crunchy taste(optional).
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